Check It Out

Check It Out by Anne Marshall Popular Adult Authors

Dressed in a brand-new suit, with $150 in his pocket, Adam Arnring says good-bye to his family and boards a train for the fabled West in 1907. Bestselling author Belva Plain beguiles readers again in her new novel, The Sight of the Stars.

Win Liberte loses everything but a bankrupt diamond mine in equatorial Africa. In the blood and muck of central Africa he experiences firsthand the "Diamond Curse" in Heat of Passion, another best-seller by Harold Robbins.

W.E.B. Griffin has been proclaimed the "poet laureate of the American military". This is certainly true in his latest book, Retreat, Hell, as extraordinary challenges face the Marines in Korea in 1950.

The legendary Emma Harte, heroine of A Woman of Substance, returns in a spellbinding read, Emma's Secret. The queen of romance, Barbara Taylor Bradford, brings her fans a novel that showcases her best storytelling

Online Book Club

The Online Book Club Chapter-a-Day offers many selections to Internet patrons. Each book will run five days (Monday-Friday), with a new book starting every Monday. Check out this service by registering at the library's Web site,, and clicking on the book club logo. Selections for the week of Feb. 16 will be:

Audio Book: Takedown: The Fall of the Last Mafia Empire, by Rick Cowan.

Business: Practice What You Preach, by David H. Maister.

Fiction: The Skating Pond, by Deborah Joy Corey.

Good News: Only the Wind Remembers, by Marlo Schalesky.

Horror: The House on Orchid Street, by T.M. Wright.

Mystery: Frostline, by Justin Scott.

Non-Fiction: Wild Card Quilt, by Janisse Ray.

Pre-Pub: Working Fire, Zac Unger.

Romance: The Wedding Diaries, by Linda Francis Lee.

Science Fiction-Fantasy: No selection for this week.

Teen Book: When Zachary Beaver Came to Town, by Kimberly Willis Hole.

VPL Announcements

The library will be closed on Feb. 16 for the legal holiday of Presidents' Day. The library will reopen to patrons on Tuesday, Feb. 17 at 10 a.m. Books and materials may be deposited in the book and A/V drops located on the south side of the building.

Please join us for the Library Lovers' Party at the Vermillion Public Library on Tuesday, Feb. 17 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Children from first grade and up are invited to join us for an afternoon of fun, games and treats.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance is a program offering free federal income tax preparation and e-filing to low-income, elderly, and non-English speaking taxpayers. Those interested in receiving this free assistance are asked to bring their W-2 and 1099 forms along with their last year's tax return and any other pertinent tax information to the Vermillion Public Library from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday nights. This service will be available until April 14. Walk-ins and appointments are accepted. For more information please call Dylan Wilde at 670-5294.

The Vermillion Public Library Book Club will meet on Thursday, Feb. 26 for a discussion of James Calvin Schaap's novel Touches the Sky. This is an account of the timeless theme of clashing cultures, when Dutch pioneers settle among the Lakota Sioux. The author is a professor of English at Dordt College, in Sioux Center, IA. For more information on the book club, please call the library at 677-7060.

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